Published Nov 16, 2013After another week of tireless news gathering, we're back to help you make sense of the week that was. Here are just a few of the stories that graced the pages of Exclaim.ca's news section this week.
First off, it was a massive week for touring announcements. Not only did Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds reveal that they will be returning to North America next year, but we got tour announcements from Arcade Fire, Black Sabbath, and City and Colour.
All that touring aside, we also got a big surprise via a new Death Grips album, which comes to us for the price of free. Also, we learned of Beck's severe spine injury, John Frusciante's new foray into hip-hop, and Azealia Banks's dislike for Pharrell, who she blames for her poorly performing "ATM Jam."
In other news, Brooklyn-via-Iran band Yellow Dogs were struck with tragedy in a frightening murder-suicide. As the group explained in a statement, the incident left two members dead, along with another musician.
Closer to home, Tokyo Police Club talked to Exclaim! all about their new album, as well as gave us some tour dates of their own. And the guitar player for London, ON band the Matadors caused a whole lot of controversy by making the extremely questionable move of deciding to perform as Jimi Hendrix in blackface.